Every year I plant lots of basil. And every year I get it from a different place–sometimes the herb society sale, sometimes Home Depot, and occasionally a fancy garden store. This year, I found it in what I consider an unlikely place–my local Harris Teeter grocery store. Sitting there in the produce section, next to the avocados, was the prettiest bunch of hydroponic basil–far prettier than any I had seem this year. It was in a plastic wrapper, roots and soil in tact, ready to plunk in the ground. The best part, it was $2.99. Cheaper than any of the basil at the fancy pants garden stores.